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bend

bend

 
 
pronunciation:
bend
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bends, bending, bent
definition 1: to cause something that was straight to have the shape of a curve or angle.
He bent the nail by mistake.I hurt my arm, and now I can't bend it.
synonyms:
curve
similar words:
bow, fold, twist
definition 2: to change to a shape of a curve or angle.
The branch bent as the child climbed on it.The arm bends at the elbow.
 
synonyms:
curve
similar words:
bow, lean, twist
definition 3: to lean your upper body from the waist.
I bent over to pick up the napkin from the floor.
 
synonyms:
bow, lean
similar words:
stoop
definition 4: to change direction in a curving way.
The road bends sharply just in front of my house.
synonyms:
curve, turn
similar words:
twist
derivation: bendable (adj.)
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